Experiences on placement
Realising your potential as a student nurseSubscription
Why do student nurses underestimate the positive impact of their work and thus undermine their performance? Student nurse Danielle reflects on this self-defeating habit
Preparing for a daunting placementSubscription
Nervous about starting a placement? A student nurse shares her top tips to prepare for a disconcerting placement
With just three weeks until he qualifies, student affairs editor Alan, shares his feelings on reaching the end of his placement and some the lessons he’s learnt along the way
Universities have said they are working hard to improve clinical placements, after new analysis of the National Student Survey has revealed the best and worse places for learning in practice according to feedback from trainee nurses.
Giving the gift of lifeSubscription
A family’s difficult decision to pull off life support for their loved one and agree for organ donation left student nurse Sarah feeling touched and amazed by the family’s courage
The chaplain is not just for Christmas…Subscription
Student nurse Karen talks about the rarely acknowledged but important role that hospital chaplains play in multidisciplinary teams serving patients, particularly in specialist palliative care
A university vice-chancellor has warned employers may not be ready to take on apprentice nurses, because they are already struggling to support student nurses on placements in “highly pressurised” workplaces.
A paediatric student nurse reflects on her placement experience in an adolescent mental health unit
A patient is a member of a familySubscription
We talk about a holistic approach to care but often fail to provide comfort and support to the people that matter the most to patients; their families
Student nurse Megan recounts her first experience of delivering care after death during her first placement